Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Justin A. Leo

Girard Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Reflections for Patrolman Justin A. Leo


G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

October 24, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Justin A. Leo of the Girard Police Department, Ohio and the additional 45 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

October 21, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Justin A. Leo of the Girard Police Department, Ohio and the additional 44 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 21, 2018

Rest well in perpetual peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 21, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Justin was killed.

To the Leo family, fellow officers, and all who call Justin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Patrolman Leo gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 20, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 5, 2017

So sorry to hear of the loss of this fine officer. May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

November 26, 2017

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

November 21, 2017

Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Our sincere condolences to your family and co-workers. God speed.

Session 63
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Schenectady, New York

November 16, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends of Officer Leo! Sadly we lose another Hero! May you Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

November 4, 2017

Final Salute Officer Leo, thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

November 2, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

October 31, 2017

I remember the times my late brother talked about responding to domestic abuse calls. While so dangerous, he never seemed to mind helping those families who were being victimized. Those of you who love and care for Officer Leo know that he was there to help those victims. He gave his life for those victims. We are grieving with you as you face the pain of this tragic loss. May God be with you every step of the way.

Brenda Boyd Turbyfill
sister of a Fallen Officer

October 31, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 31, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 31, 2017

RIP Officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families!

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2017

RIP Brother

Detective Terry Shields
Chicago Police Dept

October 30, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Justin's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 30, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Officer Leo. May the Grace of God be your strength.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

October 29, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Leo’s family and his extended family at Girard PD. Rest easy sir we have the watch from here and let his family always remember they have police officers across the nation who will always watch out for them

Officer Brandon Rice
Cortland Police Department

October 29, 2017

My thoughts and Prayers are with the family of officer Leo. Our law enforcement family is grieving as well. God Bless Girard Police Family such a tragedy.

Sgt. Sheila Dragani
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

October 29, 2017

So sorry for the loss of Justin Leo. So senseless and tragic. Prayers to his family and Girard PD!

M John Greaver
Warren Police Dept

October 28, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli

October 28, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacqueline Rebel Survivor
Arizona Department of Public Safety

October 28, 2017

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